Equinor Lease Operator in Ross, North Dakota

Lease Operator


  • Job ID: 281938

  • Country: USA

  • Location: Ross, North Dakota

  • Company: Equinor US Operations LLC

  • Contact Name: Elaine Nishihata

  • Workplace: Onshore

  • Discipline: Operation & Maintenance

  • Education Preferred: High School Diploma

  • Experience Preferred: 3 - 5 Years

  • Closing Date: Jan 212019

Job Description

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor’s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI's intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio - always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI’s operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness. Equinor’s North American locations include Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as Calgary, St Johns and Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.

Job Description

This role is for an 8 days on shift and 6 days off rotation

Gauge tanks, read meters and record data.

Inspect equipment and facilities for problems and do minor repairs.

Perform basic maintenance work on surface equipment.

Monitor chemical and freshwater usage

Adhere to all Equinor environmental and safety policies.

Communicate with production foreman and other lease operators/techs on a daily basis.

Keep company vehicle maintained and in good working condition.

Coordinate oil sales and salt water hauling.

Maintain gauge sheets properly and note reasons for production changes.

Ability to diagnose well problems and Identify downhole failures

Conduct business with the highest ethical standards and demonstrate good decision making skills.

Other duties as assigned


High school or secondary education

3-5+ years experience in production operations

Extensive knowledge and experience with Industry and Best-Practices as applicable.

Demonstrated propensity for identifying and acting on opportunities for innovation and creativity.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee may be required to sometimes sit, climb or balance.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with manual dexterity to lift, bend and jump. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

The employee may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures.

The noise level is usually loud.

Twenty-four hour on-call responsibilities

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations

Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate with all levels. Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

Ability to deviate from established procedures when special problems or opportunities arise.

Developed knowledge of risk management and safety requirements affecting oil and gas production. Must be detail oriented. Strong mechanical aptitude.

Team building skills; organizational and staff development skills. Knowledge of budgeting and expense control.

High degree of initiative and independent judgment.

Computer skills; spreadsheet software capabilities.

Ability to travel to various work site locations, meetings and training seminars.

We Offer

We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

General Information

Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Equinor is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral requested.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.